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Re: [gNewSense-users] licenses

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] licenses
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 23:45:55 +0930
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Edi Granado wrote:
> Hi,
> I have some question about our license policy.
> - The FSF think the Artistic License are not free because its to vague.
> What is our opinion about this license?

does debian have a stance on this licence?

> - The packages tetex-base and tetex-bin including files who are under
> the TeX/MetaFont license wich they are freely modifiable but as long as
> the resulting program is not called TeX or MetaFont. Is this license free?

as above - check if anyone's pulled it up for DFSG freeness. also check
fsf/gnu/debian to see if they have anything on the licence.

> - The package tex-common include files that have no license and only are
> copyright.

sounds non-free, but i havent looked just now

> Edi

Karl Goetz
User of gNewSense: Free as in Freedom -
Australian Ubuntu users team -
User of Debian, The Universal Operating System -

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